Codeine is a stronger pain killer that is sometimes combined with paracetamol or used alone if other pain killers are not suitable.
For children, paracetamol is better than aspirin, which doctors do not recommend.
You will usually be given pain relief such as paracetamol or codeine tablets to help ease your discomfort.
Take painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen if you have a fever or headache, and gargle with aspirin to help relieve a sore throat.
Inflammation can be reduced with ibuprofen tablets and paracetamol can help to relieve any pain.